Why you should bring family or a friend to your audiology appointment


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Last summer, an older relative of mine agreed to get her hearing checked.  She was accompanied by her sister, and after the appointment, I asked how it went.  I was expecting to hear all about her diagnosis and then recommendations for hearing help, but instead I got this report: The audiologist asked the patient, “Who do you communicate

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3 tips to deal with hearing loss and depression


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From April 7th, 2017 Today is World Health Day, a day each year in which the World Health Organization (WHO) brings awareness to a specific health topic. This year WHO is focusing on spreading awareness about depression and mental health. You might be wondering, how is hearing loss related to depression? There is a connection

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The noisy car breakdown that I couldn’t hear!


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Imagine your car breaking down on the side of a busy road in the dark, when your phone is low on battery and texting is your only means of communication due to hearing loss… That’s exactly what happened with me a few months ago! As you may know, I’m a fairly new driver and passed

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Why musicians should be more aware of hearing loss


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As a professional musician, I have been involved in many a discussion with friends and colleagues about the issue of noise induced hearing loss.  For one, people simply don’t consider that it could happen to them. Another reason is the belief that earplugs distort sound, giving musicians a rather unpleasant experience. But the big problem is

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The hottest hearing aid trend is a perfect fit for your ear


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Hearing aids aren’t something to hide. With the sleek designs and fun colors of today’s hearing aids, users are able to show off their personality through their hearing aids. Decorated hearing aids and accessories are all the rage, but the hottest new trend: custom hearing aid ear molds.  Mike Sonnenberg, a 27-year-old hearing care professional

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Lawnmowers, firearms are putting people at risk for hearing loss


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A new study on the epidemiology of firearm and other noise exposures in the United States shows lawnmowers and guns are putting Americans at an increased risk for hearing loss. Firearms and lawnmowers, specifically, produce deafening levels of noise, and very few users are wearing hearing protection while using these items. “When exposed to recreational

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What is it like to be deaf?


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Are you hearing? If yes, have you ever imagined what it’s like to have a hearing loss? As you may know, I’ve been learning British Sign Language  and during one session, the teacher and I wanted to raise some deaf awareness, by showing the hearing people in our group an insight into what it’s like

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Drinking and Hearing Loss


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Excessive drinking damages the auditory cortex in the brain, affecting the way your brain processes sound. The auditory nerve is responsible for transferring the auditory information from the sounds we hear in the cochlea of the inner ear to the brain where they are translated. So, even though the ears may be functioning properly, the brain may

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When the Hearing Aid is in the Drawer


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No matter how great hearing aids are, they can’t help anyone when gathering dust in a drawer not being used. Here’s a look at three situations where people have tried – but given up on – their hearing aids, and how those frustrations could have been avoided. Wary At Work George is in his late

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Ask Anna: My grandfather won’t wear his hearing aids


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Ask Anna is a weekly advice column for the hearing loss community. Her column is found at Hearing Like Me    Dear Anna, My Grandfather is in his 80’s and has severe, age-related hearing loss in both ears. My aunt got him a hearing aid but it wasn’t the expensive one the Audiologist recommended (still

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